Baseball quotes and sayings – Top 10 Quotations about Baseball

Baseball quotes and sayings – Top 10 Quotations about Baseball for everyone

Hating the New York Yankees is as American as apple pie, unwed mothers and cheating on your income tax. Mike Royko, 1981

Rooting for the Yankees is like rooting for the house in blackjack. Adam Morrow, quoted in Bill Simmons, “Letters from the Nation,” 20 October 2003

I have observed that baseball is not unlike war, and when you get right down to it, we batters are the heavy artillery. Ty Cobb

Baseball is too much of a sport to be called a business, and too much of a business to be called a sport. ~Philip Wrigley

Life will always throw you curves, just keep fouling them off… the right pitch will come, but when it does, be prepared to run the bases. Rick Maksian

Baseball isn’t a business, it’s more like a disease. Walter F. O’Malley

England and America should scrap cricket and baseball and come up with a new game that they both can play. Like baseball, for example. Robert Benchley





To have some idea what it’s like, stand in the outside lane of a motorway, get your mate to drive his car at you at 95 mph and wait until he’s 12 yards away, before you decide which way to jump. Geoffrey Boycott, 1989, how a cricket batsman feels when facing a fast bowler

Progress always involves risks. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first. Frederick B. Wilcox

Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple. Barry Switzer

Confucius say: “Baseball wrong — man with four balls cannot walk.” Author Unknown

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Baseball is the only game left for people. To play basketball, you have to be 7 feet 6 inches. To play football, you have to be the same width. Bill Veeck, 1975

Baseball is drama with an endless run and an ever-changing cast. Joe Garagiola, Baseball is a Funny Game

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In cricket, as in no other game, a great master may well go back to the pavilion scoreless…. In no other game does the law of averages get to work so potently, so mysteriously. Neville Cardus, Cardus on the Ashes, 1989

It’s a funny kind of month, October. For the really keen cricket fan it’s when you discover that your wife left you in May. Denis Norden, 1977

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Don’t park in the spaces marked, “Reserved for Umpires.” John McSherry

Baseball fans are junkies, and their heroin is the statistic. Robert S. Wieder

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What are we at the park for except to win? I’d trip my mother. I’d help her up, brusher her off, tell her I’m sorry. But mother don’t make it to third. Leo Durocher

There ought to be some other means of reckoning quality in this the best and loveliest of games; the scoreboard is an ass. Neville Cardus, A Fourth Innings with Cardus, 1981, referring to cricket

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Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good too. Greg, age 8

When Steve and I die, we are going to be buried in the same cemetery, 60-feet 6-inches apart. Tim McCarver, who caught all of Steve Carlton’s games, 1977

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Reading about baseball is a lot more interesting than reading about chess, but you have to wonder: Don’t any of these guys ever go fishing? Dave Shiflett, quoted in Houston Chronicle, 29 April 1990

I know a man who is a diamond cutter. He mows the lawn at Yankee Stadium. Author Unknown

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The season starts too early and finishes too late and there are too many games in between. Bill Veeck

Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football, basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns. John Leonard, New York Times, 2 November 1975

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[A knuckleball is] a curve ball that doesn’t give a damn. Jimmy Cannon

Baseball statistics are like a girl in a bikini. They show a lot, but not everything. Toby Harrah, 1983

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They are supposed to be dispassionate dispensers of Pure Justice, icy islands of emotionless calculation. In short, umpires should be acute Republicans. George F. Will, 1990

Baseball is a ballet without music. Drama without words. Ernie Harwell, “The Game for All America,” 1955

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It actually giggles at you as it goes by. Rick Monday, on Phil Niekro’s knuckleball, quoted in Sports Illustrated, 1 August 1983

The best way to catch a knuckleball is to wait until the ball stops rolling and then pick it up. Bob Uecker

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Well, boys, it’s a round ball and a round bat and you got to hit the ball square. Joe Schultz, 1969

Pitchers, like poets, are born not made. Cy Young

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You know you’re pitching well when the batters look as bad as you do at the plate. Duke Snider, 1975

There are two theories on hitting the knuckleball. Unfortunately, neither of them work. Charlie Lau, 1982

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You know it’s summertime at Candlestick when the fog rolls in, the wind kicks up, and you see the center fielder slicing open a caribou to survive the ninth inning. Bob Sarlette

The place was always cold, and I got the feeling that the fans would have enjoyed baseball more if it had been played with a hockey puck. Andre Dawson, on Montreal

A baseball game is twice as much fun if you’re seeing it on the company’s time. William C. Feather

Ninety feet between home plate and first base may be the closest man has ever come to perfection. Red Smith

It ain’t nothin’ till I call it. Bill Klem, umpire

I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it. Sandy Koufax

Hitting is timing. Pitching is upsetting timing. Warren Spahn

Don’t forget to swing hard, in case you hit the ball. Woodie Held

Swing hard, in case they throw the ball where you’re swinging. Duke Snider

Putting lights in Wrigley Field is like putting aluminum siding on the Sistine Chapel. Roger Simon, 1988




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